I'm not sure I like the system all that much. There is a different feel to it to say the least. Could be it just felt awkward because I wasn't used to the system. The after game discussion included some of the tropes of the system. Minions and bosses. It's all sort of patched together in my head. I have the ruleset, but haven't read it.
But the adventure itself was interesting. I played Maximellius, an eccentric mage who made monkeys out of pipe cleaners. I used to work the craft shows for years with my wife so I brought the desperate realism to the game, "BUY MY MONKEYS!"
Some Quick Shots
- Rob used a tavern map from Harn. After last night's session, while I love the details in the maps, with all the numbers and symbols, Harn maps are too cluttered for my taste.
- Anyway, the other players were +Ken H playing cleric of Dannu which he played to the hilt. I give him honors with his roleplaying. "Dannu, forgive me for soiling my pants."
- +Chris C. was the glue gun for the party and gave the adventure motion. He played an honest, hard working bouncer that seemed to always be on the verge of being over his head at any given moment.
- And +Daniel McEntee played...I think an alchemist. He kept making tea.
- Skill resolution was interesting and fun. I thought the skills worked very well in this system, but I am far from sold on how combat works.
We finally tracked the noble to a tenement. After a short attack and a little hand waving of minions due to the time crunch, we met the big boss suckling herself to the noble's neck. This is where I wasn't sure how well the system worked. My mage was completely useless against the boss. I'm not sure if it was because of good rolls by the GM, which I didn't notice them being all that great, or my inept rolls...I had a bunch of those.
I'm not sure I liked that fact that my guys and I think most of our guys were unable to effect the boss. Again, this may be the standard for this kind of system. I don't have enough experience to know. While the adventure was a blast, I need to read up on the system.